Investigating minds want to discover new things

If you give a child the chance to inquire, explore, and collaborate, amazing things happen in the classroom. The fourth grade has spent an hour each week doing just that. Our first Investigation project was “Where do big ideas come from?”. First, we inquired about our everyday lives looking for problems that would lead us […]

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6th grade reading journeys

At the beginning of the school year, the sixth graders wrote their reading autobiographies, chronicling their reading lives from as far back as they could remember to current time. They included favorite stories that Mom and Dad read to them during their toddler years, the first chapter book they read on their own…as well as […]

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BLENDED LEARNING WITH SHAKESPEARE

Mrs. Tirella’s seventh grade Literature classes did an investigative study of William Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre.  Using a Station Rotation model with Blended Learning on the computer, our class researched ten facts about Shakespeare’s life and ten facts about the Globe.  They also became “groundlings for a day” and read a selection about visiting […]

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World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day was founded in 2010 as an opportunity for people all around the globe to celebrate the joy of reading aloud and advocate for literacy as a fundamental human right that belongs to everyone. This year, grades 1-4 celebrated this event together on Wednesday, February 5.  Students met in the Commons and […]

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Mathematics of Nutrition

The sixth grade Math Workshop classes at Oak Hill Academy, a New Jersey Independent School, have been studying the mathematics of nutrition.      Each student brought in an empty cereal box with the exact cost written on the box.  They collected much data about their cereals, including the brand, the weight of their box, the cost of […]

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Cambridge Latin Course

The Cambridge Latin Course has replaced our previous Latin text, Ecce Romani. I was introduced to the Cambridge Latin method this past summer at a workshop I attended, along with other local Latin teachers from High Tech and CBA.  The Cambridge course has two main objectives; to teach comprehension of the Latin language for reading […]

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WHY ARE MATH STUDENTS STUDYING MAPS?

We live in a time where paper maps have become a memory of days gone by.  If we want to find the directions to where we are going, it is as simple as typing an address in our telephone and letting our GPS do the rest.  It is definitely a lot easier to get from […]

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Cybersecurity Awareness Poster Contest

Monmouth County’s best private school, Oak Hill Academy (OHA), has participated in the State of New Jersey’s Cybersecurity Awareness Poster Contest. The purpose of the contest is to spread awareness about how to stay safe online. OHA students discuss Cyber Safety during their computer class. They talk about using the computer with a trusted adult, not […]

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